So a bit of background, I've just started my Bachelor of Information Technology, majoring in cyber security, which i'm enjoying a lot and the pressure currently isn't too bad. my overall goal is to become a penetration tester / security specialist So now here is my problem My dad has told me that I could move to a dorm on campus so I don't need to travel 1 and half hours via train and buses to get there totaling in 3 hours a day of travel (my sleeping schedule is decent right now). Is it worth it? is it more the experience on living campus? I've worked out I would be getting $400 a week from work (will be transferring to another store near by) and possibly between 400ish a fortnight from student allowance (government thing) so about $1200 a fortnight give or take 100 dollars $259 a week for rent leaves me about 100-200ish a week on misc and food (dorm is shared so we probs cook in bulk) so I believe i could manage of it Adjusting has been a slow process for me and I usually struggle to socialise, lately I've been able to talk to anyone and everyone which I think my social awkwardness was a highschool thing I've join a club just for the jumper, bag and some other stuff (like $100s worth of stuff for $55) do you think it's a good idea to join clubs, and get into the spirit? Mostly this post is just me to get any idea, as I do worry and not one of my family members has done a university degree, but also a bit of guidance. I'm living my dream right now, I'm aiming for the best! If you ask "why not drive", it's still an hour travel time on perfect conditions , and I don't get my license till May.